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Hullo. My Name's Burt...

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Today I Signed Up

October 10th 2009 4:20 pm
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for school. The Dad is going to take me, and the Mom is going to take Dixie. It's a "beginners" course, so the dogs can be older than puppies. This is to "build confidence", whatever that means. The Dad was kind of surprised when the Mom signed him up. She told him "I can't take both of them myself". Personally, I could skip the whole thing. The Dad and I could stay home and get in some real "guy time". Just a thought...


Today I Was Tagged

October 10th 2009 5:35 pm
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by my new buddy Lyle, #140078. Lyle has some of the coolest photos on his page, taken by his own personal photographer! Well, here goes answering these questions:

1. What color is your collar?
It's pretty cool--green camouflage--not because we hunt or anything like that. The day before the Mom and the Dad picked me up, they were at the Pet Supplies Plus looking for a harness and leash for me. The colors that had been already taken by the Crew: Hot Pink/HoneyBunny, Red/WINston XXLP, Blue/Remo the Red, Purple/LuckyLucy, Rainbow Stripes/Dixie, so that left Black or Green. Black on a black dog??? So, Green it is... but they didn't have a solid green collar, so we went with green camouflage.

2. What kind of food do you eat?
I was on Science Diet Adult Chicken. But I've been eating Dixie's Science Diet Z/D and it's quite good. Good for the skin. I have much less flakies and my fur is silkier and shiney. Wheat and corn free to keep the itches away. So we might be a Z/D house in the near future.

3. What are your favorite treats?
BilJac Liver Treats

4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other?
Nope. I'm still learning how to be a member of a family. First things first.

5. Do you get table scraps?
Noway, nohow. Dixie is allergic, so I can't have any if she can't...

6. What is your favorite toy?
The Mom and the Dad thought I would teach Dixie how to play with toys. But I don't know how to play with toys either!!! My buddies Rocky & Sarge sent me this really neat stuffed Jack with squeakies in all the points. But I just look at it.... duh? But the pawrents plan to keep trying.

7. When is your birthday?
I was born on February 21, 2006, on WINston XXLP's 9th birthday!

8. How many times a day do you eat?
Two. Which is great, cuz at the shelter we just ate once a day around 2pm. Plus Dixie and I have this "free feed" of dry food, but that might be going away real soon cuz I gained almost 2 pounds my first week in my forever home ;)

9. Do you have a favorite color?
I guess I'll pick green for now.

10. Do you hope all your pals put this in their diary?
Yes sirree, Burt!

Now, to tag some other pups. The hardest thing about these games of tag is finding pups to tag that HAVEN'T BEEN TAGGED ALREADY!!!! And I'm new here at Dogster, so I'm gonna think about this real hard... let me get back to you, ok?


Today I Took Dad

October 11th 2009 3:48 pm
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for a "walk" through Pasteur Park! The Mom has Dixie's 16' leash and the Dad had mine. Oh what fun when I saw my first SQUIRREL!! I started dragging the Dad across the park at top speed! Over all the bumps and dips. The Dad did his best to keep up. The Mom almost had an "accident" she was laughing so hard at the Dad lumbering after me. I have to say, the Dad is NOT as fast as the Mom over open ground! BOL


Today I Rode

October 13th 2009 4:29 pm
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on the floor of the Jeep. Right in front of the passenger front seat. It's just my size. The Mom and me drove all the way to Indiana to see Dr. Mullings. For my ears. Which are doing better. It was a long car ride and I get nervous about long car rides. I took a long car ride with my first family and ended up dumped at a shelter in Illinois. Then the Indiana Shelter came and picked me up and took me on another long drive back to the shelter in Indiana. So I'm not too fond of long car rides. But if I ride on the front floor of the Jeep I can watch the Mom. And I can hear the sound of the motor. It's like white noise. And the heater keeps me toasty. The Mom puts my beanbag pillow down on the floor so I can rest my head. Instead of worrying about what's happening, I actually slept almost all the way there, and then almost all the way home. Bliss.


Today I Whined

October 14th 2009 7:56 pm
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when the Mom and the Dad wanted to do things with me. The Dad is worried. He wants to have the Doc take xrays to make sure there isn't anything happening inside of me. The insurance plan that the Mom enrolled me in covers screening xrays twice a year. So, just to be sure there isn't anything brewing, I'm gonna get some pictures taken when I go in for my comprehensive exam on Nov. 4th.

Some of our Dogster friends have said that maybe it's "memory". That I remember bad things happening to me and I'm whining because I remember and am nervous. The Mom and the Dad show me they love in everything they do. The Mom lets me sleep right next to her in her bed and she pets me if I get squirmy at night. And the Dad reaches over the Mom and pets me too. I just don't know why I'm nervous.

Maybe I just need time.


Today I Wore

October 16th 2009 6:54 pm
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my new coat. It's blue with a plaid flannel lining, waterproof, has a reflective stripe down the back for night, and a cute paw print on one hip. Dixie has the same coat in red. I was a pretty good boy putting it on. Didn't fidgit. Didn't let it slow me down on my Squirrel Hunt. The Mom said she needs to take it in, whatever that means. Dixie's coat fits her better 'cuz she's fluffier. We put a video on my page of us modeling our new coats. Stylin'...


Today I Spit

October 17th 2009 10:28 pm
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my morning treats out. They thought I wouldn't catch on. But I did. There's pills in them there treats. Allergy pills. Heh, I don't do no drugs. No way. No how. The Dad said he would try cheese or hot dogs. I say, bring it on!


Today I Fell

October 18th 2009 7:42 pm
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in love with Trixie, my Trainer at PetsMart. She gave me BilJac Liver treats and bits of chicken breast. She massaged my shoulders and my haunches, and stroked my back, sides and tail. Until I wasn't tense any more. It felt soooooo good.

Trixie gave Dixie some treats and chicken too, but Dixie had to work really hard for it. She had to come, sit, give paw and lay down. All I had to do was be Burt. I did watch Dixie closely as Trixie put her through the whole come, sit, stay, paw, down thing. (Dixie did NOT do STAY). I bet I could do all those things too. Maybe I'll practice this week with the Dad and surprise Trixie next week.

Ah... Trixie!


Today I Dragged

October 23rd 2009 7:14 pm
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the Mom through PetsMart! I just was too wound up and wouldn't "walk nice". Everytime I even got a glimpse of the front door I pulled and pulled and pulled as best I could on the slippery floor. Don't know why we were so antsy, but the Mom said the next time she brings us there by herself she's gonna use a "coupler", whatever that it...


Today I Lounged

October 24th 2009 10:53 pm
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around on my new dog bed in the spare room. It's soft, and cushy, and has a rolled bumper edge that I can put my head up on. It's heaven. The Mom took my old (only 3 weeks old... hee hee) bed and put it on the floor next to where she does her computer stuff. So now I have two dog beds, plus a pillow on the floor next to the big bed. Where do I sleep? Next to Mom up in the big bed, of course! BOL

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